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       As their name implies, show saddles for sale are saddles that are specially designed for horse shows and looking fancy. Essentially, they are fashioned with custom embroidery and other beautiful features that are made for showing off. Quite different from typical work saddles, show saddles are designed to be aesthetically-pleasing to the eye rather than simply durable enough for work purposes.        When you're looking for show saddles for sale, there are a few tips you can keep in mind to help you pick the best saddle to fit your needs. For instance, most show saddles are designed...
                Horse showing is a great way to have fun with your horse and to let your competitive side come out! Entering the showing circuit allows riders to show off their skills that they have acquired through riding and helps them to stretch their talent outside of the barn. Horse showing takes confidence, determination, as well as the proper attire. You want to make sure that you are properly dressed for the type of show that you entering and that you meet all the dress code regulations. For entering a horse show, here are some helpful tips to help you find the best attire that is...
                Participating in horse shows is a great way to have fun and test your skills out in the ring!  Just like in any other sport, horse showing takes dedication, hard work, and skill. Whether you are just starting out or in an advanced class, showing gives you the opportunity to put on a performance with your horse and show the audience what you can do. Even though horse shows are a lot of fun, getting ready for them can be very stressful! It is always a good idea to pace yourself with the show preparations, and not wait until the last minute to do everything. Here are some helpful...
When you go to a show to compete are you a confident rider who is prepared, or are you a nervous wreck? What about your horse? Is your horse relaxed and confident or is she a bundle of nerves as well? Nervousness is one of the hardest aspects of showing to overcome for riders and horses alike. Not only are you in a new environment, but there’s the added pressure of doing well in competition. The first rule of showing is to always remember that your horse is a mirror of your mood that day. If you’re nervous, your horse is going to pick up on that energy and they’ll be nervous as well. Horses...
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The clothing requirements for showing in Western classes are pretty much the same across all breeds. Cowboy boots, jeans, belts, long sleeved shirts or jackets, and a cowboy hat are the base requirements for most shows. More formal shows may require chaps and a ties or scarves depending on the class. While the requirements are the same, what is different between breeds, and even classes within a breed, is the style of certain clothing items. For instance, cowboy hats used on the Arabian or Walking Horse show circuit have a different length and style brim than what is used by Quarter Horse...
Is your horse ready to show? Answering this question involves more than just knowing whether or not your horse can perform and win in an event. The first question to ask is what is your goal for your horse in competing? In asking this question, it’s important to be honest and realistic about your horse’s level of training and true potential. Is your horse green or has your horse been hauled a good bit? With a green horse, your goal may be just to get your horse out to see the sights. With a more experienced horse, your goal may be to test your horse’s progress or work on a known problem. Once...
One of the most popular events in Western competition, halter showmanship is not as easy as it looks. Although it may seem as though the handler is simply leading a pretty horse into the ring, it is truly more complicated. The horse must be well groomed, have excellent conformation and demonstrate competence in particular maneuvers. There are six basic maneuvers performed in the showmanship ring; leading at a walk, jog and trot, stopping, backing, pivoting, and setting up. Once your horse becomes skilled in these maneuvers you are ready for the ring, Remember, training takes patience and time...